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Dirty 40 Race

  <Back to News Home |      The Dirty 40 is a popular race in Vermont that took place Saturday, August 30th. Saturday’s race covered 60 miles, with approximately 40 miles of gravel/dirt roads through some of the most scenic landscapes of Vermont. The race brought together more than 300 riders of all abilities and disciplines from the US and […]

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The Rasputitsa Spring Classic

The Rasputitsa Spring Classic

Halfway sold-out a year in advance, the Rasputitsa Gravel Race is climbing the charts as on of the premier gravel grinders. Taking place on April 27, 2019, racers battle the elements of spring gravel roads in Northeast Vermont for 40 miles with 4500 ft of climbing and Class IV unmaintained sections that are often snow-covered.

We started out as two friends with a hope to get 50 riders to travel the backroads in which we live.  It was really that simple.  What we established was one of the best Vermont Gravel Road Races, the Rasputitsa Spring Classic.  We created an unsanctioned gravel road race that challenge the human spirit and strength.  And we live by three principles:

  • Love of Cycling

  • Love of Community

  • Love of Charity

More than anything we care about our racers.  We are at the finish line shaking hands.  We are constantly seeking their advice and input.  We ride with our racers.  We are small. In fact, we don’t want to grow over 500 racers per race so we never lose that small town feeling.

We are unsanctioned. No license.  No prize purse.  Have a bike and the will to race and you are a match for our races.  We attract road, cyclocross, singlespeed, mountain bike, tandem, and fatbikes.  But we are a race.  We are timed.  We have podiums.  And mostly our winners have bragging rights.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the The Rasputitsa Spring Classic thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

 

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Irreverent Road Ride

 

Welcome to the Irreverent Road Ride, the country’s single most challenging dirt road ride.

IRR will be entering it’s 6th year and it’s still not a race. I am very excited to offer up a route that includes some of the hair raising sections you’ve come to expect as well as some of the most serene and scenic roads in the Green Mountain State. Some might say, unrivaled scenery.

New for IRR 6.0 there are TWO route options: the full IRR route and then an abbreviated version, they will run parrallel for as long as possible. Each rider will have a GPS tracker with an SOS button which will provide accurate timing for every rider. There will be a Friday night registration social at a location TBD. There will also be a Saturday night “Holy-shit-I’m-finally-done” party. I’m trying to have start/finish location that will include camping onsite, so keep your fingers crossed on that.

https://www.bikereg.com/33697

 

Please use the event address to find your way to the start, which is at the Ice arena in Waterbury, VT.”

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel events on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride

 

VERMONT OVERLAND

MAPLE ADVENTURE RIDE!

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

START TIME:  10 AM

START FINISH LOCATION:  Suicide Six Ski Area, 247 Stage Road, Pomfret, VT

Ran in conjunction with Vermont Sugar Maker’s Open House Weekend and the Woodstock Inn & Resorts Maple Madness Weekend, VOMAR is an epic gravel road bicycle ride featuring a different destination working Vermont sugarhouse every year!

ONE OF BICYCLE MAGAZINE’S 7 RAD SPRING CLASSIC RIDES!

https://www.vermontoverland.com/vomar/

 

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel events on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Ride the Ridges

Cabot, Vermont’s Ride the Ridges is a “something for everyone” type of event. This event, where 100% of the proceeds go towards Cabot Connects, Cabot’s Mentoring Program, offers 4 different distance rides, each with multiple aid stations, plenty of gravel, hills, and scenic overlooks.  We offer a 10k, 30k, 60k, and 100k ride, with staggered start times. The routes are well-marked and maps are provided. Almost all of the riding is on gravel roads and trails, and the scenery is breathtaking.  For those looking for a challenging ride, the 100k offers plenty of challenge, complete with over 7500 ft of elevation gain.

The aid stations are stocked with plenty of energy-rich food, including granola bars, trail mix, maple-syrup shots, freshly picked local apples, freshly made maple donuts, pickles, bananas, plenty of water and gatorade, and even specialty cheeses and crackers – and more!  Following the ride, we deck out the Cabot Green with a mobile wood-fired pizza oven for handmade pizzas with all-natural ingredients, more specialty cheeses, and lots, lots more!!  This is a terrific event put on by terrific people and supporting a terrific cause.  If you have any questions, please contact us through our FaceBook page – https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects – or by email at info@ridetheridges.net

 

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Central Vt Cycle Tour

“People say it’s one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken.” Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $60 registration from adults is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail – working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike paths. Also, maple creemees.

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by Riding Gravel 2014